Beginning Date
Saturday, January 1, 1859
Starting Point
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Joe (age 21)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
John Quesenberry
Mid Points
End Point

On New Year's Day 1859, a 21-year-old enslaved man named Joe escaped from the property of slaveholder John Quesenberry, roughly 12 miles northwest of St. Louis along the St. Charles Rock Road. Quesenberry advertised a $50 reward for Joe's recapture.

Escape Attributes
Single Slaveholder
Runaway Arrest Ad
Escape Numbers
Notes on Sources

St. Louis Missouri Republican, January 9, 1859 (HMO)